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Quick Savory Cheese Soup Recipe

Quick Savory Cheese Soup Recipe

This delicious soup recipe was shared by a friend and instantly became a hit with my husband. Its big cheese flavor blends wonderfully with the flavor of the vegetables. I first served this creamy soup as part of a holiday meal, but now we enjoy it throughout the year. —Dee Falk, Stromsburg, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Minced chives, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper; stir until smooth. Gradually add milk; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add carrot and celery; simmer for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add to milk mixture and stir until blended. Add cheeses. Cook and stir until melted (do not boil). Garnish with chives if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 402 calories, 28g fat (19g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 1088mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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tarsmommy User ID: 1292930 244625
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016 Edited Oct. 2, 2016

"Excellent and easy. I used whole milk and didn't regret it. Try it! Edited to add: I also added a block of the new Velveeta individual blocks. It really added a nice creaminess. Pleased with the results!"

holdon01 User ID: 8721776 242773
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Best Cheese soup Ever! quick and easy to fix!"

FairenHart User ID: 8701842 241940
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"Excellent! I omitted the onion and used two cloves garlic instead of garlic powder and it was phenomenal!!!! The next time I think I will add baby shrimp to th is and eat with bread, it reminds me.of a delicious seafood fondue!"

gaapss User ID: 1556096 221927
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015


newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 5333
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2014

"Just made this for lunch. I only had skim milk so I used that, thinking all the cheese would thicken the soup enough. It didn't. Also, I should have remembered catmom2011's warning that it takes more than twice the time to soften the carrots and celery. I didn't. Next time, I will take the time to do that and I will buy whole milk or at least 2%. Other wise, the soup had a good flavor."

catmom2011 User ID: 5993152 4060
Reviewed May. 18, 2011

"This recipe was extremely successful! Took just about 25 minutes from start to finish as described. It has a delicate and very cheesy flavor. It got rave reviews at my dinner table and I was asked to keep this one on top of my recipe pile! Did not alter anything about the recipe, did notice however that it took longer than 5 minutes (more like 8-11) to soften the carrots and celery. I found 2 medium sized carrots and 3 medium sized celery stocks made the 1/2 cup requirement perfectly. Would not change a thing. LOVE LOVE LOVE. If you are looking for something delicate, cheesy and that you will want to have bowl after bowl of, this is the recipe for you!! I was sad to see the bottom of my soup bowl so I licked the pot in which I cooked it in as well. A++++"

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 3529
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"I serve this soup with unbuttered popcorn to our six children. They've loved it for years! It's sooo good & easy to make!"

landwis User ID: 3714476 4834
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"Savory Cheese soup, very good! Even my picky husband liked it. easy to make."

lmchaffee User ID: 2984057 1962
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"This soup was SOOO good, thanks!"

Trevann User ID: 2655088 6078
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2007

"This was the recipe i had lost years ago. Thank you so much I sure did miss the soup. I had tried other recipes and my on ideas. Some times just the basic is the best."

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